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Advent Unwrapped: The Gift of Perseverance

By Jennie Pollock | 3 December 2018 | Comments (5)

Have you ever noticed that the Bible doesn’t actually tell us that the Magi ‘followed’ the star to Jerusalem? Look closely at Matthew 2:1-2:

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose [some versions: in the east] and have come to worship him.”


Advent Unwrapped: The Gift of Encouragement

By Jennie Pollock | 26 November 2018 | Comments (9)

At the start of our Advent reflections this year, we join Mary as she is given the most terrifying news an unmarried Middle-Eastern girl could have heard (Luke 1:26-38). She was to have a child, and it seems she understood this meant ‘now’, not once she and Joseph were married.

But that wasn’t all. Decades of sweet nativity plays with adorable six-year-olds mumbling their way through the angel’s lines can rob them of their power in our minds.


Advent Unwrapped: what's it all about?

By Catherine Durant | 16 November 2018

At Stewardship, we always consider Advent to be the perfect time to think about generosity. There’s nothing more generous than God sending his son into the world for us.

Everyone knows Christmas time as the season of giving, but what does that really mean for Christians?


Advent Unwrapped...

By Jennie Pollock | 23 November 2017 | Comments (95)


Hope. Peace. Joy. Love.


In the four weeks before Christmas, we will be ‘unwrapping’ these four traditional gifts of Advent.